1 TEACHER GUIDE These Things Happen by Richard Kramer ABOUT THE STORY THESE THINGS HAPPEN takes place today, tonight, no later than tomorrow. It s the tale of an extended modern family, in New York City, the grown-ups all prominent in their professions, grooming their teenagers to make them proud and be just like them. The story starts when WESLEY BOWMAN, 15, sharp and funny and occasionally a little too much so for his own good, moves from the uptown home he shares with his mom and step-dad to the downtown home of his dad and his male partner. As he s about to become a man ( in theory, to quote him), he feels the time has come to better know (to quote him again) the actual man from whom I did, actually, spring. KENNY, Wesley s dad, who came out after the end of his marriage to his mom, is a much-honored gay-rights lawyer, an Admirable New Yorker who has more time for Rachel Maddow than his own son. Wesley, when he moves in, finds his dad distant. But GEORGE, his dad s partner, a former actor-dancer who now runs a restaurant, connects with him right away. Almost without being aware of it Wesley finds in George the father figure he seeks, unsuccessfully, in Kenny. George shares who he is, and Wesley values that; from George s unselfconscious example Wesley weaves, over the course of the book, a sense of the kind of man he might like to one day be. Then everything changes. When Wesley s best friend comes out in an acceptance speech following his election to the presidency of the tenth grade, the two boys find themselves at the center of an act of violence. Wesley s family prides itself on its liberalism and tolerance, but those qualities evaporate as they confront not only the bullying but the possibility that Wesley might be gay himself. George becomes suspect, and the events that result from that reveal to all the characters in the book parts of themselves they have kept hidden, even forgotten. By the end, no one is who they were at the start, and all must find the courage to truly, for the first time, face who they are. These Things Happen is about the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, and how we forge authenticity from the extent of our willingness to rewrite and revise those stories. The book is deeply moving and laugh-outloud funny, too. The author, who began his career writing fiction for the New Yorker and became a prime creative force behind such television series as thirtysomething and My So-Called Life tells a story about the way we live now that we all need to hear. This Teacher s Guide to THESE THINGS HAPPEN provides resources and ideas to strengthen depth of understanding and promote students to take action regarding the book s central ideas and themes. The recommended inquiries and experiences are designed in accordance to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. These Things Happen is published by Unbridled Books, 2012
2 SPEAKING WITH AUTHOR RICHARD KRAMER Richard Kramer is the award winning writer/producer of such classic television programs as thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, and Once and Again. THESE THINGS HAPPEN is his first novel. You ve had a long and exciting career writing and producing for television. Why write a novel? I d always wanted to see if I could. I like movies, tv, and music, but I worship books, and grew up in a house filled with them. I tried to write a novel several times, but other things got in the way. Every night, before I went to sleep I d say Another day you didn t write a novel. While I enjoyed the other writing I was doing, somehow it didn t seem to count. Now I say, Another day you didn t write a second novel. What inspired you to write this particular story and choose this particular title? A kid came to read for a part on My So-Called Life. He told us, without being asked, that his dad had just come out and would be leaving the house in a week. The kid told this with bravado but we could see he was heartbroken. He stuck in my mind for fifteen years. Over time I started, bit by bit, to figure out who he might be as an imagined character, a guy in a book. I like titles with roots in conversation. These Things Happen is a phrase we all use, to try to explain the essential mysteriousness of life. The things that happen are often bigger than our ability to imagine them. Each character has at least one moment when these things happen for them, an unforeseen event that changes everything, for everybody, forever. Which character do you most identify with? Each character, as I wrote him or her in his or her own voice, felt natural to me. I could hear them, and hear myself in all of them, sometimes in ways that weren t flattering. If I had to pick one, I d say George. I think authors sometimes identify most with the characters they d like to be. I d like to be him. Oprah Winfrey acquired the rights to THESE THINGS HAPPEN to produce it as a series for HBO. How will this strengthen or change the story you hope to tell? I have more time. The audience and I can get to know the characters better. The book takes place over a pretty eventful thirty-six hours, so everyone is revealed by how they respond in crisis. I m having a blast writing the first script now, because I know the trouble ahead and I can slowly manipulate the characters toward those pivotal moments. What do you hope readers take away from the story and the characters? Is there a lesson to be learned here or are you more concerned with starting a conversation? In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield famously says that the test of a book is if after reading it you want to call the author. I want readers to want the addresses of my characters. Is there a lesson? I hope not. I want each reader to come away from the book with something that is personal to him or her. I wrote the book for young adults and what I guess one would call old adults. The task of acquiring selfknowledge begins as a teenager and goes on, forever, from there. I hope the book is a place for those on either end of the age spectrum to meet and share what they re learning on their search. Laughter remember, I come from tv included.
3 Questions for General Discussion What emotions did you experience while reading These Things Happen? How did the author intentionally evoke those feelings? Why do you think the author chose the structure of multiple narrators? Select an event in the story; how might this be narrated by a different character? How might this affect your understanding or response? Are there any characters you wished you d heard from? What in the story is most memorable? Is it an event or a person? Come up with a word or phrase to capture the essence of each character. Are you similar to any of them? Do you know anyone like them? How does setting Manhattan, subways, taxis, small buildings impact the novel? What enables Wesley to talk more openly with George than with his own father? What happens when friends realize that they may not have complete understanding of what the other is thinking? Select an instance in the book when a parent does not handle things well. What are the consequences of each character s actions? What happens when parents behave badly or make poor choices? How do the characters respond? Have you experienced this? How did you respond? What character would you most want to meet? What would you want to discuss? What might you share about yourself that you had never shared before? If you could step in and influence any part of the story, where would you appear and what would you do? Richard Kramer says that the things of the book s title are those unforeseen events that, after they re over, change everything, for everybody, forever. Identify one of those events for a character in this book, another book, and one you have experienced yourself. Key Words Consider what this words mean to you, how the words are represented in the story, and how reading the story influences your thinking. Identity Perspective Friendship Attention Choice Bias Nurture Honesty Gay Prejudice Trust Communication
4 About this Guide to These Things Happen These Things Happen is rich in varied content and topics to be discussed and explored. Several themes have been selected for further inquiry and exploration. Within each theme you will find categories for enriching study. You can easily adapt this design for your students, selecting appropriate sections as you use this book. Explore Use these questions and activities once or several times to examine and revisit the development of characters, plot, and theme and to help students make personal connections with the story as they read. The questions were designed with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Anchor Standards for Reading in mind. They focus on Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, or Integration of Knowledge and Ideas. The activities may be interchanged for each theme. For example, though Role Play is listed under Family, it could easily be used for Identity, Perspective and Bias, or Friendship. Take Action Engaging students in transforming words on the page into ideas that lead to action brings learning to life. These ideas are presented to spark conversations and stimulate students to think of meaningful ways to address relevant everyday issues with purpose and intent. Along the way students are utilizing their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to communicate with an authentic audience. For more information on this teaching approach called Service Learning, visit This TEACHER GUIDE is authored by Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., and Maureen Connolly, Ed.D. of CBK Associates. Cathryn is the author of several books including The Complete Guide to Service Learning. Maureen is the coauthor of two books including Getting to the Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6-12: How to Meet the Common Core State Standards with Lessons from the Classroom. You can find us at
5 Identity Explore The author has said he wanted to write a book about identity in all its forms, and how young people build identities from those around them. A boy comes out in a school assembly, but the book is not about him. It is, instead, about how that minor character s action catalyzes change and self-realization in others, causing them to question identities they thought were fixed. Choose one or more of the following questions to explore the concept of identity further. In what ways does the author explicitly and implicitly show characters struggling with identity? How does Wesley feel about Theo having this sense of himself during a time in life when many teens are struggling with who they are? Many adults are forced to question their own identities. Is it different for an adult to question identity versus a teen? Why? How? Theo s question about how characters knew they were gay leads to introspection for George and for Kenny. What are the consequences of this introspection? How do we determine the personal identifiers that shape our most critical and essential choices? In what ways do a character s efforts to better know himself or herself compare with your own? Select a statement made by or about one character and tell how this exemplifies who the character is to you. Pay careful attention to phrasing and word choice as well as context. WESLEY, page 20: "When I get to Grand Central I remember something George once said, that every person moving through it has one secret they believe they could never tell [I] wonder: What would my secret be? Is it something you know, or a thing you discover, but that's been there all along, waiting? And say you never discover it; what then? I worry about these things." THEO, page 97: "I didn't plan it; in a way, it seems, it planned me. I won, and I was making my acceptance speech, and then the words were there, all excited, like kids going off to camp. I. Am. Gay. It might have been part of a phenomenon that Wesley and I have noticed, which is how you think you're living your life, but your life has ideas of its own. I should point out that I don't actually remember what I said up there, but Wesley will, for my biographers (ha). He remembers most smart or funny things a person says. I do, too. But it's different, with yourself. It just is. You need the other person. What is something that you have said that exemplifies who you are? Have you ever heard someone describe you or say something about you that truly represents how you would like to be perceived or that goes against how you want the world to see you? Explain. Take Action The great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo, said, The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Find and use words of wisdom to inspire others to boldly and courageously discover and claim their identity. Post these as quote art or employ other means to inspire and support your peers.
6 PERSPECTIVE AND BIAS Explore This text is driven by conflict. What role does perspective or bias play in each of these conflicts? Choose a conflict that characters are struggling with, for example: Wesley wants to know his father. Theo has specific questions about being gay, how to know, and his choices. George is struggling to identify his role in Kenny and Wesley s lives. Kenny wants to balance his work and his family obligations. Lola is sorting out her assumptions about George, Theo, and Wesley, while she tries to be a good mother to a unique and challenging teenaged boy. Ben does not have answers for Wesley. Choose one or more of the following questions to explore that conflict further: What evidence do we have of this conflict? Explain how character s thinking regarding this conflict is logical or illogical. What are the ramifications of this conflict on the other characters? Is there bias to be considered? In what ways do any of these conflicts inform how you respond to conflicts in your own life? Where are there similarities? Where are the differences? Any lessons learned? The structure of the novel allows for an examination of perspective and bias regarding Theo coming out. This topic is in the news. Find news articles that provide real-world examples of how bias and prejudice surrounding sexual orientation influence people s lives, and still provoke anti-gay hate crimes in communities including in schools. Compare statistics between communities. Where does your community stand? How do we make a change? It Gets Better provides LGBTQ youth with reaffirming messages to provide hope when they face harassment. Everyday people and celebrities alike have joined this movement to promote this positive message. Is this an effective campaign? Why is it important? Friends of Project 10 is an organization that supports LGBTQ youth through events, workshops, and ensuring that public schools are in compliance with state and federal laws related to sexual orientation and gender identification. Is this an effective organization? What do you know about laws related to sexual orientation and gender identity? Take Action How do we stand up to reduce and eliminate bias or prejudice when aimed at another person? If a group is underrepresented, are they easy targets? Consider who is targeted in your school or community, as exemplified by name-calling, harassment, or even violence. At a school in NYC, a group of straight students stood up in support of their gay peers by creating the Straight Up Campaign. Check out their website at Start a Straight Up chapter or a similar type of campaign at your school.
7 FRIENDSHIP Explore The two most prominent friendships in the book are between Wesley and Theo, two teenaged boys, and Wesley and George, a teenaged boy and an older gay man. Choose one or more of the following questions to explore one or both of these friendships further: What makes these friendships so strong? How does the author show the strength of the bond that exists between these characters? In what ways do the characters try to connect with and nurture each other? How does the author explicitly and implicitly show the depth of these friendships? Do the characters seem to value the friendship in the same way? How do the similarities and differences in their thinking about events and themes affect your understanding of their friendship? In what ways do either of these friendships resemble or are completely different from a relationship that is important to you? Find a piece of artwork, music, or poetry that speaks to what friendship means. If you could share the artwork with a character in the story, who would you choose? Why? Would the message relayed in this work of art teach the character something? Reinforce the character s beliefs? Help the character communicate better? Take Action What can you do at your school to help people connect in your school and local communities? The cafeteria is a place where you can see friendships that are strong and how people avoid crossing lines and reaching out to those they do not know well. Mix it Up Day is used in schools across the globe to break down social barriers and make new friends over lunch. Check out the Mix it Up website at Hold a Mix it Up Day at your school by using their resources or creating activities of your own. A group of schools in urban and suburban areas in New York joined together to form SPARC School Partnership Collaboration. So often schools come together only for academic and athletic competition. SPARC endeavors to bring students together to work for a common good. Check out their website at Model a program similar to SPARC in your area. Reach out to other schools to see if they have service programs that might consider partnering with you. Chances are they will jump at the opportunity!
8 FAMILY Explore Wesley s family represents several ways that family structure has evolved while Theo s family represents the traditional family structure. How does each family interact? Choose one or more of the following questions to explore: What is the connotation of each of the titles of each family member (father, mother, stepfather, husband, wife, partner, sister, brother, stepchild, grandchild, only child, grandmother)? How are each of the family members portrayed? How is each character shaped by his or her role in the family? In what ways do these characters remind you of people in your own family? Are there traits that these characters have that you would like for a member of your family to have? Are there traits that you would not want a member of your family to have? Explain. In groups of four, choose two characters from These Things Happen and two characters from another work of literature. In the voices of those characters, have a conversation (role play) about what matters in a friendship. Be mindful as you do this. What makes you say what you say? How are you staying true to the way the character is represented in the story? What insight does this activity give you into the thinking of your character and the characters played by others in your group? Take Action Could parents benefit from a tutorial on how to talk to their teens? Write a guide for parents on how to talk to your teenager. If you search this topic on the Internet, you will find many websites, but most are written by adults. Who better to guide parents in talking to teens than teens themselves? Once the written materials are created, plan and lead a workshop for parents to make the information accessible. Help them practice and role play, though not with their own teens, and receive helpful feedback. Go for it!
Opportunity Awareness Center Martha Raines High School Behavior Transition Program Becky BracewelI-Tucker, Principal Katy Independent School District Dear Selection Committee, As Principal of the Opportunity
Devotion NT298 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Paul s First Missionary Journey THEME: God has a calling on the lives of every one of His children! SCRIPTURE: Acts 12:25 13:52 Dear Parents
Social Work that Matters Elizabeth Root, MA Scott County Health & Human Services Social Work that Matters Viewer Discretion is Advised Life in Stories & Narrative Interventions Inquiry-Based Approach (lots
What people who attend Linton Sellen s Leadership Training have to say: Excellent course, couldn t have been better. Training content and knowledge and delivery are exceptional. I've been to many management
Dialog: VIP LESSON 049 - Future of Business A: We really embarrassed ourselves last night at that business function. B: What are you talking about? A: We didn't even have business cards to hand out. We
Student Sample #1: Interpretive Essay We need role models because we need someone to look up to and talk to them so we could know what we want to do later in life. There are all types of people that you
Stepping Outside the Box: Some Additional Thoughts Part II Robert Brooks, Ph.D. This will be my last article until September. I want to wish my readers a relaxing summer and to mention that in addition
Skills for Adolescence unit 6, Lesson 10 Unit 6, Lesson 10 STANDING UP TO PRESSURE TO USE DRUGS IN THIS LESSON Studies show that drug use jumps significantly between grades six and seven, making it likely
Student Essays on NASA Project The trip to Washington D.C. for the Quarterbacks of Life program was enlightening for various reasons; it goes without saying that being able to visit the nation's capital,
Project ID:30156 - Art Therapy for Autistic Preschool Kindergarten School Authority: 9879- Society For Treatment of Autism (Calgary Region) Scope: 60 Students, Grades prek to K, 1 School PROJECT PLAN Project
Quotes from survivors Once I was able to let my shame go I became a new person. I did not know I was caring such a heavy weight until it was gone. It s great to be free! I can t stop smiling. Pam P. People
Connectedness and the Emotional Bank Account Directions This is a self-guided activity that can be completed by parents, teens or both. It contains five parts and should take about 45 minutes to complete.
This includes: 1. Leader Preparation 2. Lesson Guide GOD S BIG STORY Week 1: Creation God Saw That It Was Good 1. LEADER PREPARATION LESSON OVERVIEW Exploring the first two chapters of Genesis provides
lean in DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR ALL AUDIENCES Introduction We are grateful for what we have. What did past generations have to deal with that we don t have to deal with? What are you most grateful for? Men
One Drop of Love Press Coverage Sept. 16 - Sept. 24 Preview: Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni questions race and identity in One Drop of Love BY KELUNDRA SMITH Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni in her show One Drop of Love.
I have the great honor today of introducing my husband, Don Laackman. Let me start by sharing a few of Don s professional highlights: Don served as a managing director at Accenture, a global technology,
Dear Expectant Mother, We are Lisa and DJ and we ve been married for a very happy twelve years. Having a child is something that we have always dreamed of. Like most people, we assumed it would come naturally
Oklahoma Bank and Interview with R. Bruce Hall McAlester, OK, 1/31/2012 Interviewer: Michael J. Hightower Audio taped and transcribed by MJH Commerce History Project a program of the Oklahoma Historical
The Vulnerable Teacher Guide TEEN SAFETY This companion to the online course provides questions and topics for classroom discussion and activities. 2012 ShieldTheVulnerable.org 1277 Treat Blvd #530 Walnut
COMMUNITiES IN SCHOOLS Spring 2014 REPORT CHANGING THE PICTURE OF EDUCATION IN Los Angeles www.cislosangeles.org COMMUNITiES IN SCHOOLS SPRING 2014 REPORT CHANGING THE PICTURE OF EDUCATION IN Los Angeles
N Ways To Be A Better Developer Lorna Mitchell and Ivo Jansch This book is for sale at http://leanpub.com/nways This version was published on 2015-01-06 This is a Leanpub book. Leanpub empowers authors
Jesus at the Temple (at age 12) Teacher Pep Talk: Twelve sounds so grown up, especially when you are a Little Guy! But to us adults, 12 seems really young to be doing some of the things Jesus was doing
Anna Margaret (McCurry) Wolf Transcript of Oral/Visual History, Featured Clip Anna Margaret (McCurry) Wolf, President Obama's third cousin, shares her childhood memories of President Obama's grandparents
From The Desk of Mrs. Samine Charles Pierre.. INTRODUCING YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR What is a school counselor? Your school counselor is a person who is specially trained to help you realize your full potential
Devotion NT267 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Second Coming THEME: Jesus is coming again. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:27-31 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids. Bible Time for
Teaching Your Secondary English Language Learners The Academic Language of Tests Focusing on English Language Arts Contents I. Introduction...1 II. Teaching the Language of the Reading-Objective Questions...3
Page1 Helping Your Kid Choose a College: A PARENTS GUIDE A Human Workplace E-Book By Liz Ryan CEO & Founder, Human Workplace Page2 Helping Your Kid Choose a College: A Parents Guide I wrote this E-Book
Interview With A Teen. Great Family. Outstanding Education. Heroine Addict I recently had the incredible opportunity to interview a young man, Gregor, who very quickly fell into a dependent situation with
I M NOT AN ADDICT How could I be an addict? My life is great. I live in a very good area of Los Angeles, drive a nice sports car, have a good job, pay all my bills, and have a wonderful family. This is
School-Based Health Education Standards: Accessing Valid Health Information (A.V.I.) Interpersonal Communication (I.C.) California Healthy Kids Resource Center (C.H.K.R.C.) Hello. This is the third module
The Essential Elements of Writing a Romance Novel by Leigh Michaels Even if you re a seat-of-the-pants, explore-as-you-go sort of writer, there are a few things you need to know about your story before
GUIDING STRONG KIDS TO A STRONG FUTURE Strong Kids Campaign SIX LIVES AT A TURNING POINT. Six kids who once had trouble picturing a better future, now pursue it with vigor and passion. Here are six visions,
"God's Wisdom Revealed to All (Ephesians 3:7-20) by Rev. Jackie Stoneman Paul begins this chapter by reminding the Ephesians that he is in fact a prisoner. Because he has been preaching to the Gospel especially
Topic: Abstract: My Father s Hard Life My Father has always been a hardworking man. My grandfather did not allow my father to attend school and had to start working at the age of 8 years old. He had to
By Randy Pausch Study Guide Question Directions: Answer the following questions completely and thoroughly (COMPLETE SENTENCES ONLY!). Each chapter s questions should be treated as a Mustang Minute, meaning
Ordinary Moments of Grace To everything there is a time and a season for every purpose under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to sow and a time to reap. A time to laugh and a time to
Devotion NT213 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: John the Baptist THEME: The goodness of God leads us to repentance. SCRIPTURE: Luke 3:1-22 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!
Cloud Busting Author: Malorie Blackman Synopsis Sam is the class bully. He and his best friend Alex enjoy picking on anyone who is different. When Davey starts school he makes the perfect target. He has
No.1 In this Issue Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education An ARTS EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE Series Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education is a research
Graphic Organizers for Common Core Standards-Based READING In-Depth Analysis GRADES 9-10 Created by Tracee Orman www.traceeorman.com www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/tracee-orman CCS RL Graphic Organizers
CROSS EXAMINATION OF AN EXPERT WITNESS IN A CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE CASE Mark Montgomery Post Office Box 161 Durham, NC 27702 (919) 680-6249 email@example.com Opinion Testimony by a Pediatrician/Nurse/Counselor/Social
Devotion NT224 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Woman at the Well THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us. SCRIPTURE: John 4:1-42 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!
Unit 25 Theme: lesson 1 Choosing and Losing The Source of Wisdom STEP 1. Life Need Discuss values. Optional: Conduct an unfair obstacle course. Optional: blindfolds, chairs, books, table, etc., for obstacle
Grades 9 to 12 Personal Health Series KidsHealth.org/classroom Teacher s Guide This guide includes: Standards Related Links Discussion Questions Activities for Students Reproducible Materials Standards
Devotion NT320 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Gift of Love THEME: God desires for us to demonstrate His love! SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time
! Their stories are tragic. A new chapter starts now. now.! Bully is a movie that tells powerful stories about children and their families dealing with extreme pain and tragic consequences related to bullying.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? LESSON PLAN FOR DAY 1 OF WHERE ARE YOU GOING WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN TITLE: WHERE ARE YOU GOING WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN INTRODUCTION OVERVIEW Students will be introduced
Assessment of the project International Marketing Offensive for Smart Phones in China 1. Assessment of the project itself In November 2014 we started preparing our project which was an international marketing
Graduation Welcome Speech June 2010 It is my pleasure to welcome families, friends, teachers, and our younger students to graduation day at Wilmington Montessori School. Earlier this morning, I spoke to
How people with learning disabilities use TV, telephones, mobiles and the internet. Shop. EasyRead version of the report: People with learning disabilities and communications services. Shop. What is in
Aristotle described 3 types of Friendship 1. Utility 2. Pleasure 3. True Friendship At what Age do children have the cognitive and emotional abilities required to have a friendship? Children s perceptions
PIN OAK SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT 6 TH GRADE-2013 All students will read the book The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm. Students will complete: (1) Reading Response Question (1) Body Map The Revealers by Doug
The Reading- Writing Poster Pack by Steve Peha Good Writing Has all of these traits Ideas that are interesting and important. Main Idea Details Showing Purpose Surprises Organization that is logical and
Running head: MOVIE REVIEW: MY LEFT FOOT 1 Alexis Naugle 2-15-13 Intro to Special Education Dr. Macy 2 The movie I chose to review was called My Left Foot, The story of Christy Brown filmed in 1989. The
Devotion NT255 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard THEME: God is more concerned with our heart s attitude than our service. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 20:1-16
The Three-Store Problem A Lesson with Fifth Graders by Marilyn Burns From Online Newsletter Issue Number 18, Summer 2005 The December 2003 issue of Teaching Children Mathematics (volume 10, number 4) contained
Devotion NT349 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Taming the Tongue THEME: God wants us to watch what we say. SCRIPTURE: James 3:1-12 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids! Bible
To All BIS Digital, Inc. Associates: It is with deep sorrow that I have to announce the passing of Bob Wolfe. After fighting cancer for the last several months he had called me last Friday from the hospital
MIDDLETOWN FAMILY FINDS ITS NICHE IN NURSING FIELD Posted: April 25, 2015 By SALLY VOTH The Winchester Star The McNeely family (from left) Linda, Jennifer, Kyle and Keith, are shown at Winchester Medical
English 14A Section 74636 Marcy Alancraig, Instructor Spring 2012 Office: 427-D, 479-6366 Tues. 6-9 Room 320 Office Hours: T 5-6, W 1:00-2:20 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by appointment ADVANCED FICTION
Page 1 Table of Content The Psychic Lotto Formula Jackpot to Success System... 4 Part 1 Channeling the Power of Your Mind to Success... 6 Part 2 Visualization... 12 Part 3 Integrating Luck and Making it
Strengths Fine, clear introduction Excellent overall reading of the text Suggestions Topic sentences should reflect Holden s path to maturity, which is the thesis of the essay, instead of merely placing
Commentary Shifting Teacher Education From Skilling Up to Sustaining Beginning Teachers C. Aiden Downey, Lee Schaefer, and D. Jean Clandinin ABSTRACT Early career teacher attrition is a serious concern.
Family Engagement and Ongoing Child Assessment The partnership between parents and Head Start staff is fundamental to children s current and future success and their readiness for school. This relationship
NO LONGER THE FIRST 2010 Josh Danz Free performance of this play for high school and college level competitive forensics is permitted. All other rights reserved. The Intriguing Interp Series is published
What does student success mean to you? Student success to me means to graduate with a B average with no failing grades. Ferris is ridicules tuition rates don t affect me since I was fortunate enough to
Alli Hall Senior Seminar Skit It s Drug Abuse! Narrator: This is a three-scene skit entitled It s Drug Abuse! representing three different ways prescription drugs are and can be abused by teenagers. It
The Common Denominator of Success by Albert E.N. Gray The common denominator of success --- the secret of success of every man who has ever been successful --- lies in the fact that he formed the habit
Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2007). The leadership challenge (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Reviewed by Chelsea Truesdell Introduction The Leadership Challenge serves as a resource for any
CHAPTER 6 Teaching Genres Using BEW A personal narrative tells the audience my story. This type of story must include a well-planned story line, with details that occur in chronological order, character
I've got a quick question for you If you've been trying to learn to read Tarot, does any of the following sound familiar? "I can't seem to commit the Tarot card meanings to memory. I try, but memorising
cchapter EIGHTb Core beliefs Think Good - Feel Good Paul Stallard Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons Ltd ISBN: 0470842903 (Paperback) CORE BELIEFS Core beliefs are the fixed statements ideas that we have
What is social change? Social change builds community-based responses that address underlying social problems on an individual, institutional, community, national and/or international level. Social change
ISAIAH: EXPERIENCING GOD IN REAL WAYS Week 1: Ready to Go (Isaiah s Call) This includes: 1. Leader Preparation 2. Lesson Guide 1. LEADER PREPARATION LESSON OVERVIEW We can all probably relate to Isaiah
DISCUSSION GUIDE Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver A 4-PART DOCUMENTARY SERIES CHANGING THE WAY AMERICA THINKS ABOUT ALZHEIMER S DISEASE Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver
THE PERSONA AND CUSTOMER JOURNEY 1. Story telling You have been out and have been talking to your natives. Now is the time to share the stories you have heard in your teams and to capture the insights.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Kids Presentation About Stop.Think.Connect. In 2009, President Obama asked the Department of Homeland Security to create the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign to help
Pastor Spotlight Martha Fisher, CBC Women s Pastor Inspiration Martha Fisher, Women s Pastor at Community Bible Church, leads with a passion to reach, teach and help the women of our community for Jesus.
California Treasures High-Frequency Words Scope and Sequence K-3 Words were selected using the following established frequency lists: (1) Dolch 220 (2) Fry 100 (3) American Heritage Top 150 Words in English
1 Blood, Sweat and Tears: Insights into the Lived Experiences of Graduates of an Accelerated Undergraduate Degree-Completion Program Bonnie Flynn, Ed.D., MPH National-Louis University Abstract: This is